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ER Tech II

General Summary: Under the direction of a registered nurse, the Emergency Room Technician is responsible for direct patient care considering age specific, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies. Assists in establishing and maintaining a patient care environment that is clean, safe and conducive to patient/family well-being.
This is a Part Time Afternoons working 11 am to 11 pm for a 12 hour shift. This shift will rotates through weekend and holiday coverage.
Functions:
Demonstrates excellent duties communication with team members:
Takes initiative in reporting patient needs, abnormal findings and condition changes to RN
Actively participates in structured and informal handoffs
Promptly responds to patient requests.
Performs nursing care as delegated by the RN in an effort to identify/attain treatment goals such as:
Applies support/orthopedic devices such as splints, crutches, slings
Obtains routine vital signs, pain score and temperature
Applies warm/cold therapies (warm blankets, ice packs, warm soaks)
Provides care of the restrained patient including general care, application of the restraint and on-going monitoring of the restrained patient
Routine oxygen therapy, pulse oximetry
Assist in preparing the body following death
Promptly answers call lights
Assists with Quality indicators (crash cart integrity checks, refrigerator temperature logs, accucheck quality controls, urine dipstick controls)
Demonstrates sterile and aseptic technique as appropriate when performing delegated activities such as:
Collects and sends specimens including blood and blood cultures
Inserts and removes peripheral IV catheters (not to include regulating drip rate of infusion)
Competency based point of care testing such as blood glucose
Records patient information and required data in appropriate areas in order to meet documentation and charging requirements.
Assists in establishing and maintaining a patient care environment that is clean, safe, and conducive to patient family well-being.
Prepares patient room for arrival/assists in transfers and or discharge of patients
Orients patient/family/visitors to patient room, unit, waiting areas and facilities
Assists patient/family in the use of hospital equipment (call lights, television remote)
Collects and disposes of soiled linen
Cleans and maintains equipment according to procedures
Provides wound care as delegated:
Cleanses soiled wounds
Applies simple dressings to clean wounds
Completes delegated unit specific activities such as:
Places patients on monitors/telemetry and maintains lead placement
Checks/restocks unit emergency equipment/supplies and nurse servers
Performs other unit specific duties as delegated
Completes delegated duties related to Business Health clients:
Occupation medicine drug screens and breath alcohol testing, pre-placement physical visual acuity and vital signs as directed by RN
Other unit specific activities as delegated by RN
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers. Reports all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately including near misses and actual errors.
Promptly responds to patient requests. Inform patients about planned procedures and treatments in order to reduce fear and anxieties and to encourage patient cooperation.
Requirements:
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
1) Minimum of high school diploma or GED
2) Minimum of three months of previous related experience in the area of patient care delivery
3) Successful completion of a formal training period is required to meet the quality and productivity standards of the job
4) Certification in BCLS, and ACLS or obtain within 8 months of the first day of orientation.
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy?
Competitive compensation
Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.


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